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The following provides a brief description of some of the configurable options for each Pool Format.  Our Pool Configuration Wizard make the process of configuring these options a breeze.

Pick 'Em Format

  • Supported Leagues
  • Pool Duration
    Allows you to define the start and end weeks of the pool.  Want to start a pool into a season?  Not a problem: simply define the start week as the league's current week!
  • Days of Week
    Allows you to pick which days of the week you want your pool to play.  NHL/NBA only from Friday, Saturday or Sunday games.
  • Pool Deadline
    Allows you to define a weekly deadline for picks to be made.
  • Straight Up / Point Spread
    Allows you to have the pool played straight up or against the spread (for NFL/CFL pools only).  Playing straight up requires participants pick the winner of each game where playing against the spread requires them to pick the winner of each game against a given spread.
  • Number of Games
    Allows you to specify the number of games to pick each week.
  • Best Bets
    Allows participants to score extra points by selecting one game per week as their most confident pick.
  • Join Notifications
    Allows you to be notified automatically when participants join your pool.
  • Default Picks
    Allows default picks to be made for participants who forget to make their picks. Default Picks are definable by participant from the following options: All Home or Road Teams, All Favorite or Underdog Teams (NFL/CFL only) and All Random Teams.
  • Automated E-mail Reminders
    Allows participants to be sent automated e-mail reminders, to help preserve Office Pool Junkie's #1 Pool Commandment: "Thou shalt not forget to make thy picks!"
  • Message Board
    Allows participants to post messages - let the trash talk begin!
  • Entry Fee
    Allows you to define how much it will cost to play in your pool.  You can also manage the collection of your pool entry fees through OPJ!
  • Admin Fee
    Allows you to define an optional admin fee that will automatically be deducted from pool funds when calculating prizes.
  • Weekly Winners
    Allows you specify the number of weekly winners that will be declared.  An optional tie-breaker can also enabled.
  • Weekly Prizes
    Allows you to define the prize distribution for weekly winner(s).
  • Final Winners
    Allows you specify the number of final winners that will be declared.
  • Final Prizes
    Allows you to define the prize distribution for final winner(s).

Confidence Format

  • Supported Leagues
  • Pool Duration
    Allows you to define the start and end weeks of the pool.  Want to start a pool into a season?  Not a problem: simply define the start week as the league's current week!
  • Days of Week
    Allows you to pick which days of the week you want your pool to play.  NHL/NBA only from Friday, Saturday or Sunday games.
  • Pool Deadline
    Allows you to define a weekly deadline for picks to be made.
  • Straight Up / Point Spread
    Allows you to have the pool played straight up or against the spread (for NFL/CFL pools only).  Playing straight up requires participants pick the winner of each game where playing against the spread requires them to pick the winner of each game against a given spread.
  • Number of Games
    Allows you to specify the number of games to pick each week.
  • Join Notifications
    Allows you to be notified automatically when participants join your pool.
  • Default Picks
    Allows default picks to be made for participants who forget to make their picks. Default Picks are definable by participant from the following options: All Home or Road Teams, All Favorite or Underdog Teams (NFL/CFL only) and All Random Teams.
  • Automated E-mail Reminders
    Allows participants to be sent automated e-mail reminders, to help preserve Office Pool Junkie's #1 Pool Commandment: "Thou shalt not forget to make thy picks!"
  • Message Board
    Allows participants to post messages - let the trash talk begin!
  • Entry Fee
    Allows you to define how much it will cost to play in your pool.  You can also manage the collection of your pool entry fees through OPJ!
  • Admin Fee
    Allows you to define an optional admin fee that will automatically be deducted from pool funds when calculating prizes.
  • Weekly Winners
    Allows you specify the number of weekly winners that will be declared.  An optional tie-breaker can also enabled.
  • Weekly Prizes
    Allows you to define the prize distribution for weekly winner(s).
  • Final Winners
    Allows you specify the number of final winners that will be declared.
  • Final Prizes
    Allows you to define the prize distribution for final winner(s).

Survivor Format

  • Supported Leagues
  • Pool Duration
    Allows you to define the start and end weeks of the pool.  Want to start a pool into a season?  Not a problem: simply define the start week as the league's current week!
  • Days of Week
    Allows you to pick which days of the week you want your pool to play.  NHL/NBA only from Friday, Saturday or Sunday games.
  • Pool Deadline
    Allows you to define a weekly deadline for picks to be made.
  • Strikes
    Allows you to define the number of strikes (i.e. number of incorrect picks allowed before being eliminated).  If you enable Strikes, you can also elect to have them included (as part of the initial entry fee) or optional (meaning eliminated participants will have to rebuy to keep playing in the pool).  You can also elect to specify a week where Strikes are prohibited (meaning if participants picked incorrectly past this selected week, they'd be eliminated even if they hadn't incurred any strikes yet).
  • Repeat Pick Prevention
    Allows you to prohibit participants from picking a team they've already picked.
  • Join Notifications
    Allows you to be notified automatically when participants join your pool.
  • Default Picks
    Allows default picks to be made for participants who forget to make their picks. Default Picks are definable by participant from the following options: Week's Biggest Favorite (NFL only), Week's Last Home or Road Teams.
  • Automated E-mail Reminders
    Allows participants to be sent automated e-mail reminders, to help preserve Office Pool Junkie's #1 Pool Commandment: "Thou shalt not forget to make thy picks!"
  • Message Board
    Allows participants to post messages - let the trash talk begin!
  • Entry Fee
    Allows you to define how much it will cost to play in your pool.  You can also manage the collection of your pool entry fees through OPJ!
  • Admin Fee
    Allows you to define an optional admin fee that will automatically be deducted from pool funds when calculating prizes.
  • Final Winners
    Allows you specify the number of final winners that will be declared (currently limited to 1).
  • Final Prizes
    Allows you to define the prize distribution for final winner(s).

Bracket Format

  • Supported Leagues
  • Pool Deadline
    Allows you to define a deadline for picks to be made.
  • Point Distribution
    Allows you to define the number of points awarded for each correct prediction in each round.  You can also elect to award extra points for correctly predicting upsets as well as bonus points for correctly predicting series lengths (for NHL and NBA only).
  • Bonus Points
    Allows you to award bonus points for correctly predicting the number of games each series will be won in (for NHL and NBA pools only).
  • Join Notifications
    Allows you to be notified automatically when participants join your pool.
  • Automated E-mail Reminders
    Allows participants to be sent automated e-mail reminders, to help preserve Office Pool Junkie's #1 Pool Commandment: "Thou shalt not forget to make thy picks!"
  • Message Board
    Allows participants to post messages - let the trash talk begin!
  • Entry Fee
    Allows you to define how much it will cost to play in your pool.  You can also manage the collection of your pool entry fees through OPJ!
  • Admin Fee
    Allows you to define an optional admin fee that will automatically be deducted from pool funds when calculating prizes.
  • Final Winners
    Allows you specify the number of final winners that will be declared.  An optional tie-breaker can also be enabled.
  • Final Prizes
    Allows you to define the prize distribution for final winner(s).

Squares Format

  • Supported Leagues
  • Squares Limit
    Allows you to limit the number of squares a participant can pick.
  • Join Notifications
    Allows you to be notified automatically when participants join your pool.
  • Message Board
    Allows participants to post messages - let the trash talk begin!
  • Cost per Square
    Allows you to define how much it will cost participants to purchase squares.
  • Admin Fee
    Allows you to define an optional admin fee that will automatically be deducted from pool funds when calculating prizes.
  • Final Prizes
    Allows you to define the prize distribution for each quarter (or half for NCAA pools).


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Philadelphia
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Washington
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